Almanac - Friday 1/24/20
Happy Lunar New Year. It's the year of the mouse, or of the rat.
Today is Friday, the 24th of January of 2020.
It is the 24th day of the year in the year.
342 days remain until the end of the year
39 days until primaries Tuesday March 3, 2020
(1 month and 9 days from today)
284 days until Tuesday November 3, 2020
(9 months and 11 days from today)
The sun rises this morning at 7:19 am
and sun sets tonight at 5:26 pm.
We will have 10 hours and 7 minutes of daylight.
The solar transit will be at 12:22 pm.
The first high tide was at 12:01 am
and the next high tide at 10:33 am.
The first low tide will be at 4:34 am
and the final low tide at 5:25 pm.
There is a New Moon today at 1:42 pm
It’s the Lunar New Year. It’s the year of the rat, or of the mouse.
First Quarter Moon in 8 days Saturday the 1st of February of 2020 at 5:42 pm
Full Moon in 15 days Saturday the 8th of February of 2020 at 11:33 pm
Last Quarter Moon in 22 days Saturday the 15th of February of 2020 at 2:17 pm
Today is also…
On this day in history…
1990 – Japan launches Hiten, the country's first lunar probe, the first robotic lunar probe since the Soviet Union's Luna 24 in 1976, and the first lunar probe launched by a country other than Soviet Union or the United States.
If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You share this special day with…
1925 – Maria Tallchief, American ballerina and actress (d. 2013)
1930 – John Romita Sr., American comic book artist
1939 – Ray Stevens, American singer-songwriter and actor
1941 – Aaron Neville, American singer
1943 – Sharon Tate, American model and actress (d. 1969)
1947 – Michio Kaku, American physicist and academic
1947 – Warren Zevon, American singer-songwriter (d. 2003)
1955 – Lynda Weinman, American businesswoman and author
1961 – Nastassja Kinski, German-American actress and producer
1968 – Mary Lou Retton, American gymnast
1974 – Rokia Traoré, Malian singer
1978 – Kristen Schaal, American actress, voice artist, comedian and writer